Sugar-Free Coconut Balls
Makes about 28 balls
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Top to bottom: Sugar-Free Coconut Balls and Bittersweet Chocolate Mints
These creamy candies contain no sugar, yet are full of flavor and easy to make.
package (8 ounces) light cream cheese, softened
teaspoons liquid sugar substitute
teaspoon coconut extract
cup unsweetened flaked or shredded coconut
Grated unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, toasted sesame seeds or toasted chopped almonds for rolling
Beat cream cheese, sugar substitute and coconut extract in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in coconut. Refrigerate until slightly firm, about 20 minutes.
Place grated chocolate in shallow bowl.
For each candy, shape scant 1 tablespoonful of the mixture into 1-inch ball. Roll balls in chocolate.
Store in refrigerator.
Sugar-Free Almond Balls
Substitute chopped toasted almonds for the coconut and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for the coconut extract. Roll in grated chocolate.
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